The single bench of Justice UV Bakre agreed for the in-camera hearing of the case after both prosecution and defence lawyers unanimously opined that a lot has been written about this case in the media already.
The court took up the case around 10:30 am.  The 50-year-old journalist has been behind bars for allegedly raping a junior woman colleague during Tehelka's Thinkfest in Goa in November last year.
He sought bail after the Goa Crime branch filed a chargesheet against Tejpal for rape, outraging modesty and sexual harassment of the woman journalist. On February 18, the Goa Bench refused to give any immediate relief to Tejpal and posted the matter for today. The court asked the prosecution to table the copy of the chargesheet filed against Tejpal.
Tejpal is presently lodged in Sada sub-jail in Vasco, around 35 kms from Panaji.


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